Glare refers to the excessive brightness caused by direct or reflected light. It can cause eye strain, digital eye strain (when using a computer, for example), halos, and headaches. Glare can also reduce visibility, making it unsafe to drive.
Anti-glare coating, also known as anti-reflective (AR) coating, is a thin layer applied to the surface of your eyeglass lenses that allows more light to pass through your lenses. By reducing the amount of glare that reflects off of your lenses, you can see more clearly and experience more comfortable vision. You can request an anti-glare coating for lenses when you buy eyeglasses.
AR Coating Offers 3 Major Advantages
Without an anti-glare coating on your glasses, camera flashes and bright lights can reflect off your lenses. This can hinder your appearance when speaking to people or in meetings, cause flash reflections when picture-taking, and make it difficult to find the right angle for video calls. Anti-reflective coating eliminates the harsh reflections and allows others to clearly see your eyes and face.
Reduced Digital Eye Strain
You know that tired, irritated feeling you get after staring at a digital screen for several hours? That’s digital eye strain. Anti-glare coating helps reduce digital eye strain by lowering exposure to excessive glare from digital devices and lighting. A special type of anti-glare coating selectively reflects the blue end of the light spectrum (high energy visible light) to further reduce the impact of digital devices.
Safe Driving at Night
The bright headlights from cars driving in the opposite direction can pose a serious danger when driving at night. The sudden glare can lead you to momentarily lose focus of the view ahead. An AR coating on your prescription eyewear effectively reduces reflections from headlights at night, allowing you to enjoy a better view of the road and safer driving at night.
Let your eyes look and feel better every day with anti-glare coated lenses. Contact us to book your appointment today!